There are lots of food items out there that, even though they taste good, are very very bad for you – much to my chagrin. Some of these meals are instantly familiar: fast food, to use one example, is quite tasty but loaded with calories and other things that will damage our bodies in major ways. Being a major fan of Big Macs and KFC… well, this really does NOT bode well for me does it? But what about each one of those foods that, on the exterior, seem like wise choices? Now THAT is the worst part – when you think you’re actually doing something good, but you’re not. What about some of those food items that you give to your kids? In this article we will have a look at a number of the very worst things you could ever feed yourself or your family members.
Macaroni and cheese, surprisingly, is one of the worst things that you could order. The make-on-your-own kind that you can buy, like Annie’s or Kraft, is not completely atrocious (health wise that is – it TASTES awesome) but the kind you order in a restaurant is not usually going to be any sort of low cal, low fat, or any kind of good for you. The Kids Mac and Cheese dinner that you buy in California Pizza Kitchen, to apply one example, is incredibly bad! This just one meal contains over a thousand calories, over sixteen hundred milligrams of sodium and nearly forty grams of saturated fat! No portion of that is really healthy.
How frequently do you purchase a frozen pot pie from the freezer area of your grocery store? These seem like mostly wholesome last minute meals but they are really full of calories that you don’t need. Stouffer’s pot pies – which are, from my OWN sampling – one of the absolutely most awesome pot pies to grace a table, hold over eleven hundred calories, sixty grams of fat and almost eighteen hundred milligrams of sodium. If you are trying to lose weight you could find yourself eating all of your daily calories with just this one food item!
You probably think that a vegetarian sandwich should be among the healthiest things you can order from a fast food place, right? The genuine truth of the matter is that, since you will probably putting dressings and other condiments in this sandwich as well, they are usually just as unhealthy as a sandwich packed with meat. When you purchase a vegetarian sandwich from Blimpies (as an example), you’re ordering nearly twelve hundred calories, sixty grams of fat and more than thirty five hundred milligrams of sodium. How in the world can that ever be healthy for you? If you do it right, with an eye on those things, you can successfully order a heart-healthy, reasonably good for you sub from Subway. Most of the time, I don’t as I personally have a fondness for the BMT which is not particularly healthy – very processed meat. But it IS loaded with veggies by the time I’m done so at least there should be some nice variation of nutrients in there.
Surely a salad, of all things, ought to be healthful. That’s what most of us think. When we would like some thing easy and healthy we usually turn toward a salad to fill us up with food that is good for us. Would you be surprised to find, then, that there are some salads available that are almost bad for you? There are eighteen hundred calories in the Santa Fe chopped salad offered by TGI Fridays. This is most likely simply because that it is the width of a large dinner plate but, seriously: do you want all of your daily calorie intake to come from a single dinner salad? Other quick ways to ruin a salad health-wise – smother it in dressing. While I prefer a good bleu cheese myself, there are other better choices if you’re trying to keep an eye on fat or calories. If you’re a fan of the Atkins diet, bleu cheese dressing is a staple – if you’re on any other kind of diet, it’s probably not.
The fact is that most of the food that we buy on the go or in restaurants is simply not going to be as good for us as the food we make ourselves. Cooking in your house could feel boring or annoying but if you are trying to lose weight and get healthy, this is the best thing that you can do for yourself.